Wessex Water visit

Year 6 worked with Tim from Wessex Water exploring our use of water and how it is cleaned so we can enjoy water that is clean and safe.  They investigated the best way to filter dirty water to remove dirt and debris.

 

Douglas Strickland Award Evening

Year 2 represented St Mary’s in style at the Douglas Strickland Bursary 30th anniversary awards evening on Tuesday. They recited a choral poem about Christopher Columbus  which they have been learning as part of their topic about Explorers.

We attended the evening to receive a donation from the bursary, with which we have purchased some class sets of books to support the teaching of reading across the school.

A huge thank you must be said to the bursary as we have received many generous donations over the years which we have used to buy a variety of resources to support the teaching of the arts across the school.

Green Team: Unnecessary Packaging

The school Green Team recently visited the Budgens and Coop supermarkets in the town to look at how much unnecessary packaging is being used. They also asked members of the public what they thought and they agreed unanimously that it should be reduced. Next the Green Team will be writing to the supermarkets to ask if this is possible.

Year 4 Hockey Festival

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon of hockey at The Purbeck School. We spent the first half of the afternoon with, sports leaders of the school. We practised how to carry the ball, the block tackle, passing and shooting. The second part of the afternoon was spent playing matches against other local primary schools. St Mary’s won all three of their matches, winning 1-0 , 1-0 and 1-0.

Well done to all the children that took part, it was great to see all the hard work you have put into hockey club at school come together in the matches.

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Netball Success

Congratulations to the two teams we sent to the Purbeck Sports Netball Competition. Our A team won the competition and now progress to the Dorset Games. Our B team came second, only losing to the A team.

Plastic-Free Schools

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St Mary’s has signed up to the Plastic-Free Schools campaign organised by Surfers Against Sewage.

We want to eliminate all single use plastic from our school and as a start we collected all the single-use plastic from our lunchboxes and identified three items that we could try not to use.

These are our top three:

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Year 4 Handball

A selection of Year 4 pupils represented the school when they took part in the Purbeck School Handball festival. They spent the afternoon working in teams taking part in skill-based games & drills, whilst learning the rules to the game.  The final part to the day was then spent playing matches against other local primary schools within the Purbeck area.

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